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Photos by Dan Glover Page last updated: 2018-02-12

DAB: February 2017

BBC National DAB was added to Stocksbridge in May 2014. Has anything else changed since Bill's visit?

Photos from about 250 m east of site: due to recent snow there didn't seem to be a safe place to park close to the access track.

One structure seems to have gone, the BT tower has lost the large dishes and we can just see the DAB antennas.

Ofcom data shows maximum ERP for DAB to the north west (bearing 320) with a 6 dB reduction towards the south east.

The broadcast tower has other additions: a telemetry dish near the bottom and some sort of vertical about half way up. No sign of any DAB feed so this is assumed to be a ground-mounted dish.

The tower to the leftappears to have been completely cleared.

Two dipoles of the usual (Kathrein) type. We understand the offset from the pole broadens the radiation pattern.

The UHF receive antenna isn't visible in the photos above (it's a single log "behind the tower"). No need for anything elaborate, considering...

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